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Post  HTAPAWASO on Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:05 pm

So ACC and I were talking about Cossacks, the greatest RTS to ever exist.

Anyone else played it?

Think AoE but with a population limit of 8000 (as opposed to 200) and set in the 17th/18th centuries.

Also, quite a lot more realistic in terms of reload speeds, etc. etc.

In short: It's epic, and the graphics have aged quite well.


So, who's up for a game? LAN over Hamachi I guess would be easiest.


EDIT: ACC, Andy and I have it so far.
Since we're playing over Hamachi you can pirate it if you have no morals. It's only 300mb or so.
I own 3 copies of the game so I guess that makes up for it from a karma point of view, specifically because it's so damn hard to find.


EDIT2:

If you're using a nVidia 8000 or higher, or an equivelant ATI card, you'll probably need the following patch to make the game run:
http://www.gsc-game.com/index.php?t=downloads&ss=299&s=patch

If the game crashes at start-up, just delete the folder "video" (this just cuts out the intro, which causes some problems on new computers).


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Re: Cossacks: Back to War

Post  ACC1 on Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:49 pm

YEA CAPTAIN KOALA!

Like I said to waso on ts tonight, We need to see if anyone is interested n this game and have a try at getting a game going caz I use to play it online competitively and I got alot of good memories of it.. Loved it so much. (waso only ever played it singleplayer caz he wasn't ready back in those days to play competitively, something to do with a lack in confidence *OR BALLS!* might have been the problem.) Very Happy

I should have it on again and working ready for tomorrow night.

3 so far, venset said he might to. so that makes a possible 4pl match.

I hope this works, caz its gonna be good.


OH and being an old game, specs are EASY AS. So don't worry bout them. Just gotta set it to compatibility with windows 95 and prey it works!

Make sure you get the correct one.

COSSACKS: Back To War

Msg us if you need help with getting it up and working.

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Post  HTAPAWASO on Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:07 am

For those who don't know how to use Hamachi:

Go here:
https://secure.logmein.com/US/support/hamachi2/

Download "LogMeIn Hamachi"

You do NOT need to create an account as far as I can see.
The basic product is free, but if you do make an account you can get a 30-day trial of the full product (higher network capacity, etc. etc... not needed).

Install.

Run.

Follow the prompts, enter a user-name.

Now, to join my network (which I will leave running for the time being):
Click "Network"
"Join Existing Network"

Network Name: HTA-Network
Password: horseandsword

It should tell you it's connected, you'll see me and anyone else who has joined, you can leave messages etc, and the LAN is established.


If it asks for an IP address, it's:
5.82.142.155

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Re: Cossacks: Back to War

Post  NN on Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:08 am

When are you fellows playing?
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Re: Cossacks: Back to War

Post  ACC1 on Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:28 am

NN wrote:When are you fellows playing?

First attempt tonight.

Guess what. I just got it workin on mine.. OMFG it looks just as good as it did the day I played it many years ago.. SSOOOOOOOO Good. Much better then I expected. Runs good, looks good. Cant wait to try and see if it works multiplayer now.

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Post  HTAPAWASO on Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:22 am

Cool.

Hopefully we can get an epic 8 player game going!

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Post  Aleczacool on Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:31 am

Sounds good! I'll get it overnight!
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Re: Cossacks: Back to War

Post  HTAPAWASO on Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:42 am

Aleczacool wrote:Sounds good! I'll get it overnight!

Get it now and we'll have a game tonight! Only 300mb.

Here are some screenshots so you know what you're getting yourself into:






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Post  ACC1 on Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:32 am

Get online ya retarded koala's I wanna play this NAOW!

I lovedd this game and I cant beleive how well it plays today.. I just had a 5min go in single player and OH MY its all coming back now! Cant wait, I prey that this hamachi multi shit works, ive never used it before.. and my modem dont like private servers .. Prey for zee best!

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Post  Blabil on Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:18 am

Just finished downloading this, getting this weird rainbow effect on the graphics which I'm googling for a fix for atm.

Edit: It seems the only way to fix it is to use ctrl+alt+del and close explorer.exe, then after your done playing go file->run explorer.exe to start it again.

I also wont be here from 7:30 to around 8-8:30 nz time.
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Re: Cossacks: Back to War

Post  NN on Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:17 pm

I ran it in compatibility mode for XP SP3 and in 256 colors. That did the trick.
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Post  ACC1 on Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:28 pm

hamchi failed.. we couldnt use it to join.

We are having more success with gameranger tho not everyone is able to make it in.

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Re: Cossacks: Back to War

Post  NN on Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:33 am

Thread purged of certain references.

Apologies for last night, guys. Internet connection conked out.
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Post  Aleczacool on Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:36 am

Maybe we'll have better luck with Cossacks 2?
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Re: Cossacks: Back to War

Post  NN on Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:39 am

Less piracy references goddammit.
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Re: Cossacks: Back to War

Post  HTAPAWASO on Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:01 am

How was that a fucking piracy reference you fucking fucked up fuck of a fucking power-abusing fucker of an admin?

Anywho, I'll get my LEGAL NON-PIRATED copy of the game soon, it's just at my step-mum's place. Hopefully when I host it y'all can join.


EDIT: Re-reading that, it seems a little harsh. 'Soz.


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Re: Cossacks: Back to War

Post  NN on Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:14 am

Laughing

I'm deleting everything with even a peripheral reference, don't take it personally. Bear in mind that it's in the public section of the forum.
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Re: Cossacks: Back to War

Post  Laszlo on Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:20 am

ROLF @ WASO's post Very Happy

NN, does that mean I couldn't say something like:

Yeargh! I be thinkin of acquirin' this game! She looks to be a beauty, arrrrgh!

Fear not Captain! I be doing it by the books, aye! Yeearrrgh!
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Post  HTAPAWASO on Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:24 am

NN wrote:Laughing

I'm deleting everything with even a peripheral reference, don't take it personally. Bear in mind that it's in the public section of the forum.

I swear I already posted this, but now I'm lost and confused (I've been awake since 9:30pm last night - I woke up after a mere 3 hours sleep so as to play Cossacks - I am understandably pissed):

Anyway, I said something alone the lines of me swearing at everyone today, don't take it personally. Ya bastard.

I think that's right.


EDIT: Laszlo even with a red beard, you could never be a fucking pirate. Give it up. I AM THE TRUE PIRATE OF THESE SEAS! YARRR!
I also just rediscovered Maddox's site, and have been reading that most of the night. So I am in a VERY PIRATEY MOOD! YARRR!

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Post  NN on Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:46 am

You're lucky that I'm not a power-abusing admin, otherwise you'd have a very stern PM in your inbox and a one day ban. Laughing
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Re: Cossacks: Back to War

Post  ACC1 on Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:53 am

Im gonna start deleting spam thats not relating to playing. setting up a game. Or tech related to fix something with it not working.

Round 2 trying to get this shiz working tonight.

Hamachi guide
http://logmeinwiki.com/wiki/Hamachi:Gaming_over_Hamachi#Basic_guide

Ports for cossacks engine etc
http://www.cdv-forum.de/cdvboard/english/showthread.php?t=56363

Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP on Windows Vista
http://ecross.mvps.org/howto/netbt.htm

How to do ports for ur modem
http://portforward.com/


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Post  HTAPAWASO on Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:58 am

ACC1 wrote:Im gonna start deleting spam thats not relating to playing. setting up a game. Or tech related to fix something with it not working.

http://www.cdv-forum.de/cdvboard/english/showthread.php?t=56363

http://ecross.mvps.org/howto/netbt.htm

The second (*third, what with your editing crap) link is what I told you all to do last night but nobody seemed willing to try.

Also: I HATE YOU SO MUCH
I see your ninja-edits and raise you one 'screw you'.

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Post  Eggy on Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:48 am

I just downloaded it, I havent played a decent rts in about a year and I like Cossacks. Was a bit rusty but after a game or two I've got the jist of it. I'd love to have a game some time, even know I'd suck.
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Re: Cossacks: Back to War

Post  ACC1 on Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:27 am

Yus we still need to attempt to do a 4 player game!

Gameranger is the easiest software to use so for that we have tried.

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Post  Eggy on Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:36 pm

I was going to host a game using Gameranger yesterday, but got distracted, so maybe sometime during the week or next weekend perhaps.
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